October 5, 2012

Lizards Acquire Briggs from Outlaws for Greer

by Corey McLaughlin | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

The Long Island Lizards made their first trade of the Major League Lacrosse offseason by acquiring former Virginia midfielder Colin Briggs from the Denver Outlaws in exchange for attackman Zack Greer, the team announced Friday.

The Lizards also acquired a draft pick in the 2013 supplemental draft.

Greer, the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse all-time goals leader (248 at Duke/Bryant from 2005-09) and tied with Matt Danowski for D-I's all-time points lead (353), last played in MLL with the Lizards in 2010. He has since played on the LXM Pro Tour.

Briggs played in 10 games (including both of the Outlaws' playoff games) in his rookie season last year with, and tallied two goals and four assists. In his senior season at the Virginia, Briggs finished with 34 points, which was good enough for third on the team behind Steele Stanwick and Chris Bocklet.

"We are excited about acquiring Briggs," Lizards coach Joe Spallina said. "A first rounder last year, who got valuable experience in his first season in the league will help to add to our young core."

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